Enjoyment of nature and family experience
The Sölktäler Nature Park offers unique hiking destinations with its untouched alpine natural landscape. Summit experiences with phenomenal far-reaching views, soothing family hikes in gentle alpine landscapes, mountain lakes, crystal-clear streams and rustic alpine huts with the finest delicacies.
Cycling and e-biking
The Sölk Valley up to the Sölk Pass can be easily explored by bike. The nearest bike rental is in Gröbming, Sport 2000 Mandl. We recommend you reserve bikes in July and August.
Denneck - 2433 m; ascent approx. 850 metres; walking time around 4 hours. The large summit cross adorns the highest point of this fantastic panoramic mountain, unbelievably beautiful impressions open up here to all summit strikers. Even though the ascent is over 850 metres in altitude, the trail is very entertaining.
The enchanting Kaltenbach lakes offer the most beautiful places to rest and enjoy. With older children, the Kaltenbach lakes are a very beautiful and easily accessible destination, with wonderful places to rest and play (approx. 550 metres in altitude; walking time around 3 hours) Gumpeneck - 2226 m; approx. 1100 metres in altitude; walking time around 6 hours
This peak, which is very attractive from many places in the Enns Valley, definitely requires stamina, but endurance is rewarded with unforgettable views. The varied path - which is also an informative geological hiking trail - leads past alpine huts that invite you to stop for a bite to eat. Predicate: wonderful nature experience and impressive hiking experience.
From the Erzherzog Johann Hut to the Sölkpass Chapel - approx. 300 metres in altitude, walking time approx. 2 hours.
This family-friendly hike takes you straight into a bygone era, signs of the Ice Age can be seen in many places and you are on historic trade routes; a stop after the hike at the Erzherzog Johann Hütte for delicious specialities is highly recommended.
Großsölk Castle and Jesuit Garden
Großsölk Castle was built in the 14th century and originally served as a rest house for traders and muleteers who transported their goods over the economically important Sölk Pass. In the meantime it was owned by the Jesuits, and today it is home to the nature park office with a permanent exhibition. The neighbouring Jesuit garden with its multitude of medicinal plants is also well worth seeing. Those interested in plants and medicinal herbs will get their money's worth in interesting guided tours and seminars.
Mill tour and bread baking
A great experience with an extremely delicious result is the mill tour of the Trogeralm followed by bread baking. Here it is vividly explained how grain is grown, milled and made into bread. Very exciting for children too!
Steirerkas - the gold of the alpine pastures
You will always notice the Steirerkas when you stop for a break in the many rustic huts in the Sölktäler. It is a regional delicacy and is often produced as a crumbly skimmed cheese by hand in imposing copper vats in the alpine huts of the Sölk. Steirerkas tastes delicious on a sandwich or as Kasnock'n (spaetzle) - straight from the pan. Meal time!